Combining Philosophers

All the ideas for Peter B. Lewis, Alexander Nehamas and Richard Hooker

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11 ideas

2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 2. Logos
A logos may be short, but it contains reference to the whole domain of the object [Nehamas]
The logos enables us to track one particular among a network of objects [Nehamas]
8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / a. Platonic Forms
Forms are not a theory of universals, but an attempt to explain how predication is possible [Nehamas]
8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / b. Partaking
Only Tallness really is tall, and other inferior tall things merely participate in the tallness [Nehamas]
11. Knowledge Aims / A. Knowledge / 2. Understanding
'Episteme' is better translated as 'understanding' than as 'knowledge' [Nehamas]
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / d. Absolute idealism
Fichte, Schelling and Hegel rejected transcendental idealism [Lewis,PB]
Fichte, Hegel and Schelling developed versions of Absolute Idealism [Lewis,PB]
25. Society / C. Social Justice / 4. Legal Rights / a. Basis of rights
It is not a law if not endorsed by the public [Hooker,R]
25. Society / E. State Functions / 1. The Law / a. Legal system
Rule of law is superior to autonomy, because citizens can see what is expected [Hooker,R]
25. Society / E. State Functions / 1. The Law / b. Natural law
Human laws must accord with the general laws of Nature [Hooker,R]
26. Natural Theory / D. Laws of Nature / 8. Scientific Essentialism / c. Essence and laws
Natural things observe certain laws, and things cannot do otherwise if they retain their forms [Hooker,R]